The Partnership, Inc

Making an investment in the future of your business. The best investment any member of Delaware’s business community can make is a pretty simple proposition: Make a small commitment to our school kids now - or face the consequences later. You can make that commitment through The Partnership, Inc., an affiliate of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. Its innovative and time-tested programs are designed to help you help our kids to succeed, and helping our children to succeed is the surest way to help your business succeed.

Partnership Programs

Principal for a Day:

The Principal for a Day program was introduced in 1993 under the Superstars in Education awards program umbrella. Recognizing a need to foster working relationships between business leaders and educators, the State Chamber created this program to provide CEOs and business leaders an opportunity to spend the day in a Delaware school carrying out the daily responsibilities of a principal. Read more about our Principal for a Day Program. 

Superstars in Education:

Superstars in Education is a statewide awards program that seeks to promote and share programs and best practices in education that show measurable results and raise student achievement. Funded by the business community, the Superstars in Education program seeks to award Delaware educators who have implemented and sustained a creative, unique program, or a teaching practice that works to raise student achievement. Read more about our Superstars in Education program.

John H. Taylor, Jr. Education Leadership Award
2017 Recipient: Dr. Dan Rich

2016 Recipient: Dr. Jack P. Varsalona


The Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors

Katie Wilkinson
Fulton Bank

Mary Liz Biddle
PNC Bank

Rick Deadwyler
Delaware Community Foundation

Victoria C. Gehrt, Ed.D.
NCC Vocational Technical School District

A. Richard Heffron
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Paul A. Herdman
The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Delaware       

Kathy A. Janvier, Ph.D., RN
Delaware Technical Community College

Ralph A. Kuebler
MBNA America Bank, retired

Chris Manning
Nemours Children’s Health System

Dr. Linda F. Poole
Educationally Speaking, LLC

Dr. Robert Rescigno
Wilmington University

Bettina Riveros
Christiana Care Health System

Peggy E. Strine
Community Development Consultant

Joseph L. Yacyshyn
M&T Bank

Carolyn Zogby
Ursuline Academy

For more information about The Partnership, Inc., contact Cheryl Corn